The Creative Coalition Launches PSA to Support Military Families

WHAT: The Creative Coalition and Blue Star Families premiere their new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign supporting America’s military families at a gala event in Washington, D.C.


WHO: Actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Private Practice”); David Arquette (ScreamNever Been Kissed); Emmy Award-winner Patricia Arquette (“Medium,” Holes);Jason Biggs (American Pie, “Mad Love,” My Best Friends GirlOver Her Dead Body); Omar Epps(“House,” AlfieAgainst the RopesLove & Basketball); Simon Helberg ( “The Big Bang Theory”);Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” The Ugly TruthWaitressRV); Angus T. Jones (“Two and a Half Men,” Bringing Down the HouseThe Rookie); Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”); Alyssa Milano(“Charmed,” “My Name Is Earl”); Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”);  Mark Salling (“Glee”); Marlon Wayans (White ChicksRequiem for a DreamNorbitScary Movie); Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”)

HONORARY CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE: Senator Barbara Boxer; Senator Benjamin L. Cardin; Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.; Senator Saxby Chambliss; Senator Mike Crapo; Senator Mike Enzi; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Senator Chuck Grassley; Senator Kay Hagan; Senator Tim Johnson; Senator John F. Kerry; Senator Joe Manchin; Senator Jeff Merkley; Senator Lisa Murkowski; Senator Marco Rubio; Senator Bernard Sanders; Senator Olympia J. Snowe; Senator Jon Tester; Senator Mark Warner; Senator Jim Webb; Representative Sandy Adams; Representative Steve Austria; Representative Howard L. Berman; Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr.; Representative Mo Brooks; Representative Lois Capps; Representative André Carson; Representative Mike Coffman; Representative Steve Cohen; Representative John Conyers, Jr.; Representative Chip Cravaack; Representative Mike Doyle; Representative Sam Farr; Representative Chuck Fleischmann; Representative Virginia Foxx; Representative Barney Frank; Representative John Garamendi; Representative Gene Green; Representative Joe Heck; Representative Maurice D. Hinchey; Representative Rush D. Holt; Representative Mike Honda; Representative Bill Johnson; Representative Sam Johnson; Representative Tom Latham; Representative Steven C. LaTourette; Representative Dave Loebsack; Representative Nita M. Lowey; Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers; Representative Mike Michaud; Representative James P. Moran; Representative Mick Mulvaney; Representative Ed Pastor; Representative Todd R. Platts; Representative Silvestre Reyes; Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard; Representative Loretta Sanchez; Representative Adam Schiff; Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz; Representative Pete Stark; Representative Scott Tipton; Representative Paul Tonko; Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Representative Allen B. West

WHERE: American Red Cross Great Hall of Service
1730 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Press Call/Red Carpet/Photo Ops: 6:00 pm
Event begins: 6:30 pm

The Creative Coalition and Blue Star Families are joining forces to raise awareness and educate military families, veterans and service members about suicide prevention. Military families and members of The Creative Coalition will be in attendance, along with senior military officials.


About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.

About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families ( is a national nonprofit organization of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserves. Blue Star Families mission is to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.

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Media Contacts:

Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition

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